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Daily Updates

Monday 18th May

Well I hope you all had a lovely weekend,

Look at these great handwashing posters from Lily and Jasmine that I got sent on Friday. I think we should get them up on the wall at school don’t you? I also received another acrostic poem, from Soheyla this time. I love the first line Soheyla. I can imagine you are doing lots of crafting. It’s just the kind of thing you enjoy. Well done to all of you who had a go at writing a super poem.

Amazingly I bumped into both Darcey and Latham having fun with their families on Friday. It was lovely to talk to them and know they are both excited to be coming back to school soon and are looking forward to seeing all their friends. It made me realise how much I am missing you all and my brain is in gear starting to think about what fun things we can do once we are back in the classroom.

This week’s learning is ready to go. I thought we would do some recapping of instruction writing this week. Can you remember when we made our rockets in Term 2, then wrote instructions of how to make them? Year 2s, you might even remember writing instructions about planting seeds when you were in Year 1. There are some activities on the learning overview for you to try, or you might come up with some ideas of your own that you’d prefer to write instructions for. Don't forget the things I put on the website are only my ideas, so please adapt them to suit your own interests and do what inspires you. 

Have fun

Mrs Wood


Tuesday 19th May

Hello everyone,

Wow! Is it just me or are the days flying past?  It's fantastic how you are all still working so hard at home and finding the time and energy to do some learning. I'm very proud of you all. I can't wait until we are together again.

Very well done to Ethan for your great spellings. I have added them below for your friends to have a look at and see how well you did. It was very nice to see you too. I’ve never known you so quiet though!!

Take a look at the photo of Kia with his new game. I think he is going to be an expert at his times tables when he comes back to school. Lily and Jasmine have been doing some maths too. They had a brilliant game of 4 in a row using sweets. That sounds like my kind of game!

Did you know this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and its all about promoting being kind. There’s a nice clip here that Mrs Tosney sent me which you might like to watch.

Have a good day

Mrs Wood


Wednesday 20th May

Morning all,

Another sunny day to enjoy. Where is it all coming from? My Gran used to say " the sun always shines on the good" so we must all have been VERY good recently.

I was so pleased to get some lovely photos from Ava-Mae yesterday, including one of her beautiful hand washing poster, and one of batman, who she happened to spot near her house one morning!!  You can see these below. Strangely I spotted Darth Vader and an Oompa-Loompa near my house and they were delivering letters. I wonder if you've seen any interesting characters out and about? I've added some of her other photos to our photo section for you to share.

Ethan wrote some brilliant instructions for making a tuna sandwich. I tried them out for my lunch yesterday and you'll be pleased to know they definitely work. You might like to try them too. He also sent some great leaf rubbings he did. He used the leaves to help him identify the trees. Year 2's you might remember we did something similar when we went to Stibbington on that very, very rainy day last year.

Lily and Jasmine have been talking about kindness which is always really important, but even more so at the moment when we are all in need of a big hug. They also played their 4 in a row game again, but this time they used chocolate drops! I think we all want to join in with that game. Never ones to ignore a challenge (did you spot it on the learning overview?)  both girls learnt how to do the washing – now if I could only get Mr Wood to do that! I also heard a little whisper that Evelyn was doing a spelling test yesterday and that she's doing really well with her spellings. Well that doesn't surprise me as we all know what a hard worker Evelyn is.

What a busy lot you are! 

Have a great day

Mrs Wood


P.S. Don't forget to check out the photo section for lots of new photos.

Thursday 21st May


What another beautiful day yesterday was. I got to go to school and do a bit of tidying up. It was lovely to go into our classroom and think about all the lovely memories. I took down a display from the wall and thought that perhaps when we get back to school we could use the space to put up all our lovely photos of things we've done over the last couple of months at home. 

I  just wanted to say a really big well done to all of you for doing such a great job, and I bet all the mums and dads are proud of you too.

Lily and Jasmine must be two of the busiest children ever at the moment. They sent me some fantastic instructions for making a breakfast of toast and cereal yesterday. I tried them out this morning and they definitely work. I'm eating the toast now and it's very good. Before I made the toast and cereal I followed Kia's instructions for washing my hands, and they worked too! Mrs Petrie is looking forward to you joining her class in September Kia with handwriting like that. 

Well, have a lovely day today and don't work too hard!

See you soon

Mrs Wood x

Friday 22nd May

Friday, Friday, Friday,

Here we are again, at the end of another week!

These two short stories below are definitely worth a look. The first one is called 'The Hug' and it’s based on a book by Eoin Mclaughlin. The second clip is an adaptation for our present situation and it’s called ‘While we can’t hug’. I really enjoyed watching them both and I think that you might too.

Yesterday I put another story in the 'Stories' star, and it's one I picked up when I was in the classroom. I hope it might make you smile. 

I hope you enjoy your Friday and are looking forward to half term. I'm feeling a bit sad as I was supposed to be going to the Lake District for the half term week and I expect some of you had holidays planned too. But I shall make sure I do lots of lovely walks around here in our beautiful countryside, and I'm sure I will still have fun. I hope you have fun too, whatever you do.

See you soon

Mrs Wood x

P.S. Next week the National Academy is launching Oak Activity Club. This is half-term activities that children can enjoy on their own or with their families. The activities, which will be uploaded to Oak National Academy’s website each day of half term, will provide entertainment and structure to their day.


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